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Michaelangelo Matos is a music journalist and author of "The Underground is Massive: How Electronic Dance Music Conquered America" and "Prince's Sign 'O' the Times (Thirty Three and a Third series)." The views expressed here are solely his.
(CNN)At three hours and 40 minutes, this year's Grammy Awards ceremony on CBS had plenty of space for any number of running themes. But the two that particularly stood out were the two that also dominated the year the awards commemorated: politics and death.